All-Star Jazz & Gospel Festival Choir Workshop & Performance… lead by national artist Carmen Lundy and local artists Leotha and Tamera Stanley

All-Star Jazz & Gospel Festival Choir Workshop & Performance

June 13-21, 2013

Program Leaders 

  • World-class jazz vocalist, composer, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist Carmen Lundy, the headline performer at this year’s Isthmus Jazz Festival
  • Iconic Madison gospel musicians Leotha and Tamera Stanley

Program Design

Carmen Lundy

  • Under Carmen Lundy’s direction, and using one of her original compositions and arrangements, participants will learn how to craft a jazz vocal sound by refining color, shape, groove, and mood.
  • Under Leotha and Tamera Stanley’s direction, and using an original composition of Mr. Stanley’s, participants will learn techniques of gospel singing in the traditional manner, as the song is taught without any written music and stylized to create the gospel sound.
  • After rehearsals and the workshop session, the choir will perform both compositions before a live audience at the 2013 Isthmus Jazz Festival.
  • To maximize their learning, participants will be expected to individually prepare their parts for each composition prior to the workshop.

When and Where

  • Rehearsal: Thursday, June 13, 6:30-9pm, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 2019 Fisher Street, Madison
  • Workshop: Thursday, June 20, 6:30 -9:30pm, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 2019 Fisher Street, Madison
  • Performance: Friday, June 21, 6 pm, UW Memorial Union Terrace

Participant Application and Selection Process

  • Madison area choirs and choral groups will send selected members and/or directors to represent their group.


  • $25 per person, payable in advance
  • Scholarships are available

Registration Process

  • Complete the registration form (request form and copies of songs at  and send it, with your fee (check payable to “Madison Music Collective”), to Laurie Lang, 3014 Dianne Drive, Middleton, WI 53562 or pay by PayPal by donating $25 at and attaching your registration form to an email directed to  Registrations will be accepted through day’s end, Thursday, June 6, 2013.

For more workshop information:  Contact Laurie Lang, (608) 833-2200,

For more about Carmen Lundy

Madison Music Collective, PO Box 2096, Madison, WI53701-2096

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